NPCA AT WORK:
Parks After Dark: 9 Ideas for Nighttime Fun
NPS photo by Mike Shaw
Summer nights may be short, but national parks often host extra activities to educate and entertain visitors during this popular tourist season, including more fun things to do after dark. Whether you’re exploring on your own or hanging out with a ranger, try a few of these excuses to stay out late in special places.
Protect the James River from Ill-Sited Power Lines
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The James River in Virginia is virtually unchanged since Captain John Smith explored its waters 400 years ago. Yet a local power company wants to build a new transmission line with 17 gigantic towers through this culturally rich waterway. Please urge developers to explore other locations for this project, which could destroy a seminal part of American history.
A Mammoth Victory
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On July 10, President Obama designated the country’s newest National Park Service monument: a fossil-rich area known as Waco Mammoth in Texas. Meet the woman who oversees the site’s outreach and operations, and learn how the spectacular bones discovered at the park have provided researchers with unique insights into the Pleistocene Era.
Room to Roam
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NPCA's new report and infographic on Yellowstone's famous bison outlines a brighter future for these iconic animals. Learn more and urge Interior Secretary Jewell to write a better future for these animals.